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May 20, 2004
Armadillo in My Yard
I want to know how to keep an armadillo out of my yard. He is obviously after the grubs in the yard. I have tried moth balls, traps, nothing has worked yet.
Make Your Own V8
Does anyone know how to make your own V8. I have a bunch of canned tomato juice and I want to make it into a V8 style beverage for my dad. Doesn't have to be quite as salty, though. CraftyCathy
Soup Recipes and Freezing Information
I am a college student and avid soup eater. I live in an apartment so I have a kitchen available to me and I want to make a bunch of soup and freeze it. I usually buy Campbell's Chunky soup but would like to save some money. Does anyone have any good soup recipes and does anyone have any freezing tips for soup? - Seth
Prevent Buildup of Scale in Humidifiers
Put vinyl magnets in the well of humidifiers and it will prevent buildup of scale. Use Refrigerator pictures, Magnetic Calendars/business cards etc. I have used this in both Furnace and Room units.
Put Toothpicks in a Spice Jar
To keep tooth picks clean and organized place them in an empty spice jar. One that has the sprinkle top spices and big enough holes for a toothpick to fit through. Just shake out toothpicks one at a time.
Make Your Own Laundry Soap With Dish Soap
I use Ajax, Dawn or Joy dish soap to wash my clothes. It's cheaper than Tide. Mix it 7 to 1 (Water to dish soap) in your empty laundry detergent bottle.
Vinegar for Odors
The cheapest way to remove odors from a room is to place cups of white vinegar in the room. It works 24/7 and all you have to do is refill when it evaporates. I use old candle jars that have been used up so that it does not interfere with the decor of each room.
Use Styrofoam in Large Pots
Planting large flower pots. Use styrofoam to fill the pots half way. This provides good drainage and makes it easier to move the pots.
Frugal Beach Tips
Warmer weather is just around the corner or already arrived. Here are some tips for your trip to the beach.
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